noun, plural states·men.
Origin of statesman
SYNONYMS FOR statesman
Related formsstates·man·like, states·man·ly, adjectivesu·per·states·man, noun, plural su·per·states·men.un·states·man·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for statesmen
Once revealed, these statesmen shockingly defended the move as part of their effort to streamline government.Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff On Congressional Travel Disclosure|Jack Abramoff|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the past 25 years, “a Europe whole, free and at peace,” has been the mantra of statesmen on both sides of the Atlantic.
FDR saw history as a struggle to enhance democracy, a struggle to be advanced not by statesmen alone, but by all of us.Portrait of FDR as a Young Man: How He Became a Radical|Harvey J. Kaye|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The distinguished fellowship, with its scientists and statesmen, sets a high bar.
As a Firm, we are investors, not statesmen or policy makers.
On this subject there is written upon the walls of the past a lesson for statesmen that needs no interpreter.
The burgher and the schoolmaster had the vision of statesmen.The Sun Of Quebec|Joseph A. Altsheler
Above all, as statesmen, we must consider qualities by their practical uses.Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Apart from Pitt and Fox, who among the statesmen of a century ago are recalled even by name?Windfalls|(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
Statesmen of this temper are rare to-day, but Poland possesses at least one of them.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference|Emile Joseph Dillon